May 13, 2021
Contact: Joanna Costilla
The Duck Races have been the trademark of Deming for over four decades and draw huge crowds from all over New Mexico and our neighboring states for a weekend of fun, food, and fast ducks.
It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2021 Great American Duck Races. As there are still so many uncertain restrictions of mass gatherings, we reached the conclusion that we must cancel this year’s races to keep our community and region safe. The decision is a difficult one and is made with all of you, your safety, and your health – in mind.
We look forward to continue bringing this trademark event to our community, region, and state when it is safe to do so. The 2022 races are planned to be held August 25-28, 2022!
We are as heartbroken as you are but look forward to having an even better event in 2022! We would like to thank you for your continued support of our event and allowing us to continue this tradition for 40 years!
Joanna Costilla, Chief Quacker
Great American Duck Race Committee